The east end of the trail is located at the base of the bridge, where you’ll also find Downtown Riverside RV Park. This popular park offers 61 RV campsites with water and 50-amp electrical hookups – a great place to pull in if you’re traveling with a camper or RV.
Beyond the Interstate 30 bridge lies the Junction Bridge, another link to Little Rock, complete with elevators that will take you up to the highest viewpoint along this stretch of the Arkansas River. Like the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, it’s a converted railroad bridge now solely dedicated to pedestrian and bicycle use. The Junction Bridge was originally built in 1899.
Rockwater Marina is close by. This mixed-use development combines residential hookups for houseboats and other floating craft as well as overnight services for people who are traveling the Arkansas River by boat. There’s a convenience store, gas station and other conveniences located right on its docks.
Further along, roll or walk under the cliffs at Emerald Park, a 135-acre park along the north shore of the Arkansas River. Keep going, and the trail enters Burns Park, a 1700 acre park that’s one of the largest municipal parks in North America. Burns Park includes everything from soccer and softball fields to a golf course, Civil War cabin and amusement park.
The Arkansas River Trail, extends to the Big Dam Bridge, the world’s longest pedestrian-intended bridge. The North Little Rock approach is a long incline that stretches out and up to the flat section that rides above Murray Lock and Dam.
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